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Scottish Franchise Week 2016

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Running from 16-20th May, the 12th annual Scottish Franchise Week features a host of social, business and educational events in Glasgow and Edinburgh that celebrate a thriving and dynamic part of the economy. So what's happening and when?


Franchising in Scotland

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Scotland is an exciting place to be right now and, not for the first time, we are attracting more attention around the world than our geographic size might ordinarily warrant.

Business is good, but there is always room for improvement; opportunities are plentiful but we can never have too many of them. One particularly strong source of opportunity here in Scotland is franchising; and you've certainly come to the right place to find out more about it.


Franchisee success stories

Franchising offers better work/life balance


Charlie Moncrieff had been working around/in IT for over 20 years before he decided to take the plunge and look for a new career move. Deciding that he wanted to work for himself and give himself the possibility of a better work/life balance with his kids, but with a solid support system behind him, he started to look at franchising and the IT opportunities available. In this exclusive interview, Charlies discusses why Computer Troubleshooters ticked all the boxes for him.

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Scottish franchise news

Scottish franchising on target for £1 Billion

smallScottishFranchiseWeek_2016_Castle.jpg With Scottish Franchise Week 2016 on the horizon, running from the 16th until the 20th of May, the British Franchise Association predicts that the franchise industry in Scotland is on target for £1bn by 2020. To find out more about this booming economy and the benefits of Franchising in Scotland... Read more

Looking to franchise your business?

If you are running a successful business in Scotland, the time may be right to look to expand it. Franchising is an excellent method of expanding an already successful business but that's not to say that it is right for every business. In this section we look at the benefits of franchising a business, we help you to identify if your business is franchiseable and we outline the steps to franchising a business. You can also contact franchise consultants based in Scotland to enquire about franchising your own business. Read More

Actively Recruiting in Scotland

Existing franchises for sale in scotland

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Edinburgh & Surrounding areas


Martin O'Neill of Wright, Johnston and MacKenzie is a franchising specialist lawyer and has advised a diverse client base of franchisees and franchisors on developing their business in the UK and internationally, and regularly advises buyers, sellers and franchisors on franchise resales.

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Buying and selling a franchise resale in Scotland

Developing a business presence in a new Scottish territory can be time consuming and costly so the advantage of taking on an existing franchise, that is already known in the area and which has current customers and clients, is clear. That is not to say growing any business is easy - far from it - but it is easier to move on and drive a process that is already underway. In this section we look at the benefits of buying a franchise resale and also provide advice on the steps to take if looking to sell your own franchise business in Scotland. Read More

Financing a franchise in Scotland

By Richard Holden, Lloyds Bank

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Small business is the lifeblood of the Scottish economy and plays a fundamental role in the country’s success. Confidence is growing amongst business owners in Scotland according to recent reports that indicate the availability of affordable finance is now considered to be significantly higher than twelve months ago. Read More